Plug Power launches heavy-duty  ProGen hydrogen engine

Plug Power launches heavy-duty ProGen hydrogen engine

Plug Power has today launched its new heavy-duty 125kw ProGen zero emission hydrogen engine.

Expanding the US company’s market reach into heavy-duty on and off-road applications that include Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks, transit buses and various port applications, Plug Power said production shipments will begin in the third quarter of 2020.

Plug Power ProGen units are designed to be ‘plug and play’ complete fuel cell systems. The standard module is designed to simplify OEM and system integrators’ packaging into their commercial offerings.

“This product launch represents a significant expansion of our ProGen line to support heavy duty vehicle (HDV) applications,” said Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power.

“The product is based on our best in class ProGen metal stack technology and will positively impact the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell technology in both on and off-road electric vehicle fleets.”

Fuel cells provide distinct advantages in applications where reliability, range and fuel efficiency are important.

The high performance compact 125 kW ProGen engines are available in a variety of output voltages, are equipped with cold start capability and an intelligent can bus interface for seamless OEM integration.

The modular ProGen engines are designed for use in series and parallel configurations to meet a variety of power needs including large scale stationary back-up systems.

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